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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Top stories and blog posts of 2014: What you really were interested in reading

Posted By on Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 3:45 PM

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We know, we know — you want hard-hitting investigative stories, breaking news, City Hall probes, political scandals and all that.

And you got some of that this year, including Jeanie Riess' look at Uber in New Orleans, an omnibus issue about pot ("Louweedziana"), Clancy DuBos' reasons "Why Bobby Jindal Will Never, Ever Be President," our second installment of The New New Orleans (actually, you clicked on that a lot), Jules Bentley's polarizing first-person essay "Sober in New Orleans," Henrick Karoliszyn's look at the danger of black-market silicone implants, Kari Dequine Harden's followup on Honduran refugee children in New Orleans and Matt Brennan's two-part series on Louisiana film tax credits.

But what were the most clicked-on stories on Blog of New Orleans and Best of New Orleans?

Here's what you really were searching for and reading ...

State, parish, city officials unveil plans for new Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Kevin Allman's January look at plans for the redesigned MSY, which is scheduled to open in 2018 ... just in time for New Orleans' tricentennial.

Video: Small and large beers at Pelicans games are pretty much the same

Alejandro de los Rios measured the amount of liquid in the beer cups at Smoothie King Arena. A bit of argument ensued.

The 2014 Internet Cat Video Festival meows its way to New Orleans

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  • Say "I can haz cheeseburger?"

Hundreds of people gathered for sold-out shows of cat videos at the New Orleans Museum of Art, and Jeanie Riess had the story first.

Drew Brees chilled with Matthew McConaughey and Brad Pitt this weekend

Ladies and gentlemen, New Orleans hit Peak Celebrity in May. And you wonder why the rent is too damn high.

'No white flags': Steve Gleason, New Orleanian of the Year 2013 

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  • Michel and Steve Gleason.

Alex Woodward profiled the former New Orleans Saint and all-time champion prizefighter against ALS.

The New York Times: New Orleans doesn't have kale


A patronizing article in The New York Times' "Cultured Traveler" section spawned a small social-media industry of kale jokes.

And our Number One story of the Year: Wobble Cop.

NOPD "Wobble" video goes viral at Mardi Gras 2014

Megan Braden-Perry posted Ginger Morris' original video of an NOPD officer doing the Wobble on a Mardi Gras parade route ... and the Internet was never the same.

Happy 2015.

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